Horse Health Matters®

Equine Senses and How They Relate to Behavior

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 15:59

Learn how your horse's behavior is determined by what he see, hears, smells, and feels, and the part you play in affecting your horses responses to its world …

My mare pins her ears when approached. What can I do to put her in a …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 12:19

Ears pinning is a signal that your mare is upset or frightened. Jenni Nellist provides information that will help you understand why a horse pins its ears, and …

Different Horses, Different Personalities: How I've Worked With …

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 18, 2017 15:12

Every horse is different, not only in structure and physical characteristics but also in personality. With a timid horse you need to be supportive, and …

Recognizing and Dealing with Respiratory Distress

by Flossie Sellers

April 10, 2017 09:27

A horse in respiratory distress requires immediate attention. Read to learn how to recognize respiratory distress in your horse and how to limit damage to your …

Tip of the Day

Most horse barns are frequented during the night by critters (skunks, racoons, etc.) Keep your garbage and trash cans covered to reduce the mess.

Caring for Your Horse - Tools of the Trade

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 11:51

Learn about the 8 different types of essential tools you need to care for your horse and how each is important in providing adequate care …

Establishing a Daily Routine for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 12:02

Horses do need daily care when it comes to feeding, satisfying thirst and exercise. Learn how you can make meeting your horse's basic needs an enjoyable break …

Hoof Care

A Farrier's Work is Never Done

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A Farrier's Work is Never Done

by Flossie Sellers

April 28, 2017 15:08

Learn why a trained, experienced farrier is able to meet any hoof-related problems of a horse head-on and should be part of the equation when it comes to the …

Reproductive Care

Preparing Your Mare for Parturition

EquiMed Staff

Preparing Your Mare for Parturition

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:53

Participating in the parturition of your foal can be both exciting and nerve-racking. Being fully prepared both physically and mentally can help both you and …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

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Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

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Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Tailhead

The area of an equine's topline directly above where the tail meets the hindquarters.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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My horse is quick. Sometimes he's so quick he leaves me behind.

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